2012 Mets Evaluations
We are now four years into the Bobby Parnell Show. What have we learned?
Would you consider 2012 to be a “breakout season” for Jonathon Niese?
Once July came around, there wasn’t much for baseball fans in Queens to root for. Outsiders would likely chuckle at the idea that Mets fans found it thrilling when a journeyman minor leaguer such as Jeremy Hefner made a start. Yet, if you lived it, you know that things regressed that badly.
Hope died quickly for Mets fans after the 2012 All-Star Break, turning into despair. The season seemed all but lost, and in many ways, another step backward for the organization. That is, until Matt Harvey arrived.
After a breakout 2011 season that saw him win 13 games, the future looked bright for over-achiever Dillon Gee. And, Gee built on that promise with even better performance in the first half of 2012, but unfortunately, the season ended with more questions than answers.
After tearing up the AL East with a 17-save campaign for the Toronto Blue Jays as a 31-year-old in 2011, Frank Francisco was the Mets’ biggest free-agent signing last winter – they hooked this big fish for two years, $12M to solidify the all-important ninth inning closer role. That’s right, folks: we have another year [...]
Despite showing an intriguing skill set during spring training, Josh Edgin was left behind come April, finally making it to Flushing in mid-July. Once a member of the big club, Edgin saw plenty of duty out of the bullpen, performing with mixed results until he was shut down for the season on September 20th due [...]
Let’s see … R.A. Dickey climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, wrote a bestselling book, threw back-to-back one-hit shutouts, won 20 games, and may have bagged a Cy Young Award. Is there anything else he could have accomplished over this past year?
Might the Mets have found a pair of young, cheap LOOGYs in Robert Carson and Josh Edgin? We’ll get to Edgin soon enough. For now, let’s discuss Carson. Robert Carson first came on the MetsToday radar in July 2010, when
How much longer will the Mets wait for Manny Acosta?